The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Ted Cruz has a scam for getting through the Republicans awful health care bill.

Harry Targ a Professor in the department of political science at Purdue University, explains Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels plan to connect Purdue University to online, private education. The rise of neoliberalism, late stage capitalism and the collapse of public education. What was the original purpose of public education. The problem with separating politics and economics. STEM and the undermining of critical thinking. The STEM hype and how to resist the neoliberal agenda.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump Jr took a strange meeting. Trump's bizarre G20 video and your calls and IMs

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rump's bizarre G20 Agenda and handshake with Putin.

Cliff Schecter explains why the Senate's health care bill might be in trouble. What Republican Senators might vote against the McConell bill. Mitch McConnell threatens Republican. Mark Penn emerges from his hole and the delusional center makes its case. Did Bernie move to the center? White House ethics chief resigns and Hobby Lobby buys stolen artifacts from ISIS.

Andy Kindler on Ricky Gervais, Dennis Miller, and his new podcast, Thought Spiral.

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Paul Ryan reminds everyone that Republicans need to destroy health care in order to fund tax giveaways for the rich.

Barry Eidlin, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, explains why the Republicans war on labor is institutional. What are Right to Work laws. Labor leaders and reaching out to Republicans. Transactional politics and weakened labor unions. The problem with labor as a special interest. Union density in the United States and Canada. How labor unions have undermined themselves politically in the United States. The 1960s New Left and how it hurt labor and what needs to be done to revive the labor movement?

On The Fun Half: What is the dumb dumb left? Donald Trump talks about World War 2 in Poland and its pretty hilarious. Trump, has another weird moment. Trump rambles about Russia and elections. Time Warner CEO says its Democrats are a bigger threat to the first amendment than Trump because they support campaign finance reform. Jesse Waters has "thoughts" about North Korea. Chris Christie spins for hanging out on a beach that his budget fight shut down for the public and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycare

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Why did single payer in California fail and the structural reforms needed to succeed in the future. North Korea tests an ICBM. How the Bush Administration helped create the North Korean nuclear crisis. A new delusional project for Silicon Valley plutocrats.

On The Fun Half: MR's war against the Dumb Dumb Left continues. Bernie Sanders walks the perfect line on healthcare. The Obamacare collapse myth. Conservatives freak out about NPR tweeting out the Declaration of Independence. Trump and Putin set for their first meeting and Mike Huckabee has stupid predictions about it. Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Mary Otto (@mottomatic), author and oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, joins us today to talk about her new book, "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America."

For members, a conversation between Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Lapham, and Dennis Loy-Johnson discuss "What Do We Do Know?", an essay collection on the state of the left following Bush's reelection.

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Cliff Schecter, explains what why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are holding up the health care destruction bill. What's Mitch McConnell's angle. Shelly Moore Capito, shows how a Republican can be bribed to support the bill. The Republican assault on Medicaid. Ezra Klein sort of loses his innocence. The Trump and Morning Joe war and the new assault on voting rights.

Larry Murphy, talks about Trump country in Massachusetts. Trump's constant lies. The Boston bros and Trump and Larry keeps up with everything.

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When Mitch McConnell promised to fight to expand health care and not destroy it.

Thomas Shapiro, the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University and author of, “Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future", explains the trend towards stalled social mobility in America. The intersection with the widening racial wealth gap. Intergenerational wealth and race. The estate tax and structural inequality. The absurdity and danger of cutting the estate tax. Housing policy and wealth generation. Social Security and the exclusion of African Americans. Schools, property taxes and inequality and the myth of understanding generational wealth and how we deluded ourselves about how wealth is generated and why all American families need assets and social protection.

On The Fun Half: Trump throws tantrum aimed at Morning Joe on Twitter. Sarah Huckabee does more hopeless spinning. Dana Loesch with a bizarre NRA ad and a trip down conspiracy theory lane. African American off duty cop killed and the bigger picture of policing and the African American community and your calls and IMs.

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The Republicans continue to pursue destroying health care. The Republican timeline of attempting to destroy health care. How Republicans ran to the left of Obamacare. The side deals Republicans will cut in the Senate. The next phase of Republican plans to destroy the social safety net. How Obama undermined Obamacare. Mitch McConnell is angry at Donald Trump's stupidity. Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, also has no idea what his job is and Al Franken humiliates Rick Perry.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump's fake Time cover. Trump acts creepy. Reporter calls out Sarah Huckabee for demonizing the press. Ivanka whines and complains on Fox & Friends. Sarah Palin sues the New York Times and your calls and IMs.

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Republicans are still trying to scam you on health care repeal.

Nancy Maclean, a Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, explains the extremist property right origins of far right politics. James Buchanan's connections to slavery practicing, southern politics. Why libertarians never want to look at how power and wealth are created. The Koch donor network and the threats over healthcare. What is public choice economics? The bizarre world of libertarian "morals". Why libertarians are anti constitutional. The Mont Pelerin Society and the global assault on democracy and social equity. Why does the extreme right want "big bangs" in public policy. James Buchanan and Milton Friedman in Chile. Why libertarians are on the verge of killing American democracy and how the Left can resist.

On The Fun Half: did the Democrats put so much money into Jon Ossoff? Paul Ryan presents some amazing and disgusting new spin about healthcare. Former Republican Congressman admits he benefited from Obamacare. Warren Buffet calls for single payer health care. How the Senate can still pass health care repeal.

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Owen Jones joins us to discuss the death of neoliberalism and emergence of solidarity between the British "middle-classes" and working people. The self-discrediting Tories. New Labour's demise and how centrists are responding to Corbyn's success. Macronism vs. Corbynism

On the fun half - KellyAnne thinks medicare recipients should get jobs, a spinal muscular atrophy, Sam Harris is genocidal while Maajid Nawaz nods along, Texas Rep Pete Olson said Bill Clinton reminded Loretta Lynch about Vince Foster, and your calls and IMs!

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